5 shows to watch while you wait for Bridgerton Season 4

The wait for Bridgerton Season 4 is on, and this could be a two-year wait. Here are five shows to watch to start your wait.
Bridgerton. (L to R) Claudia Jessie as Eloise Bridgerton, Luke Thompson as Benedict Bridgerton in episode 308 of Bridgerton. Cr. Liam Daniel/Netflix © 2024
Bridgerton. (L to R) Claudia Jessie as Eloise Bridgerton, Luke Thompson as Benedict Bridgerton in episode 308 of Bridgerton. Cr. Liam Daniel/Netflix © 2024 /

We find ourselves waiting for Bridgerton to return once again. The wait for Bridgerton Season 4 could be two years, and that will mean needing a lot of content to help through the gap.

The good news is there are a lot of other shows out there. We’ll start with a small selection right now as you kick off the wait. Then you’ll likely want to do a Bridgerton rewatch before jumping into a few more shows.

Here are five shows like Bridgerton that will help you through the wait.

The Buccaneers

If you need something that is set in the past and also focuses on women looking for love and marriage, you’ll want to turn to the Apple TV+ series The Buccaneers.

This is based on a book, and it follows a group of young American women who end up in London. We get a look at cultures clashing, while also seeing a look at what the search to find love was like. There are some modern-day elements to the storytelling, which helps to capture the attention of slightly younger viewers.


How about a show with more seasons? What about something that is also set in the past? Reign gives us the story of Mary, Queen of Scots. Keep in mind that this is loosely based on the history of Mary. There is a lot that changes.

When there is a threat to her life in the nunnery that she hides in, Mary is sent back to the French court. It’s time for her to marry Francis, Prince of France. However, Francis is more interested with other women in the court. What happens when Mary starts to fall for his illegitimate half-brother, Sebastian?

The Tudors

There is always a look at love in Henry VIII’s court with The Tudors. This series follows the six wives of Henry VIII, including their downfalls and the way Henry and his court manipulated everything.

We don’t just get Henry’s story, either. We also get to see his sister Margaret marry Charles Brandon and everything that brings with them. Then there’s the stories of those involved in the lives of Henry’s queens, prominent members of Henry’s court, and much more.

The Royals

How about something that is set in the modern day? You want a soap opera style story, right? Well, that’s what you get with The Royals.

The series follows King Simon and Queen Helena, who aim to present class and grace to the public. However, their children love to push boundaries and enjoy their lives. They are always in the tabloids, whether it’s for drugs and partying or for getting into another sex scandal. Prince Liam was never supposed to be king, but then his brother dies, and suddenly everything changes for the womanizing prince.

The Great

Let’s turn to a satire for the final show. Hulu has The Great, a three-season series that follows the life of Catherine the Great. Well, sort of. It’s very loosely based on history, and the series makes that very clear from the first trailer.

Catherine moves to Russia to marry Peter, the Tzar of Russia. However, she realizes that he is nothing like she imagined, and now she wants to destroy him and take over the kingdom. And so brings a hilarious journey as husband and wife plot against each other in some of the most ridiculous ways possible.